14 books from the library Idea Store in Whitechapel, London were individually worked on with watercolours, paper clippings etc and then added to the library system again. A complete list of the books can be found below. HIDDEN TREASURES Book list 1 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 2 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 3 The […]
For the new year card of the archive of the womens movement in Kassel, a book by Hedwig Dohm(‚Werde die du bist/Become who you are‘) was worked on.
Halle 14 on the Spinnerei area in Leipzig hosts a library with all the books and catalogues from applications for Art Basel and Art Basel Miami. For the exhibition ‚The art of bookkeeping‘ the new catalogues from Art Basel 2010 were piled to a 5 m high tower of books.
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Murhardsche Landesbibliothek, Kassel, 2005 For this installation the old index cards of the library which had been replaced by an online catalogue were covered with colorful plastic sheets; only single words and lines were left out in a passe-partout like way. These index cards show words, such as ‘the unanswered questions’ ‚Furore‘ ’souvenir‘ ‚Urne oder […]
Venice, 2003 Books, which have been withdrawn from the library of the Biblioteca Quartiere2/Giudecca, Venice have been arranged to an installation narrowing the door from one library room to the other.
In this book the Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker describes a late love-story. The title of her book is ‚brütt oder die seufzenden Gärten'(‚bruett or the sighing gardens‘). The expression ‚bruett‘ comes from the French word ‚brute‘ for rough, insensitive/hard-hearted. Every single line of this book has been crossed out and separated with a scalpel.
Library of the Goethe Institute, Tokyo, 2004 During the hot and humid summer in Tokyo some people will think about cooler places, where they prefer to be. But as this is not always possible, there are only other ways to escape, like trying to read you somewhere else. For the duration of this exhibition the […]
Wortschätze, Goethe Institut, London, 2002 Usually there are complaints about the takeover of anglicisms in the German language and some people fear the loss of their mother tongue. During her studies in Great Britain the artist Steffi Jüngling came across a surprising number of German words in the English language like Kindergarden, Blitzkrieg, Wunderkind and […]
For quite a while I was looking for a book which I wanted to copy by hand-writing in a monch-like attitude when I came across „Mein Herz, mein Zimmer, mein Name“/“My heart, my room, my name“ by the Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker in an antiquarian bookshop. On 340 pages she describes poetic states and chains […]